Jacko Hackers Spared Jail Over Sony Music Hack

By Gary Cutlack on at

Two British men have been given suspended six month jail terms for admitting their piracy crimes, which involved hacking into Sony's servers and stealing unreleased tracks from Michael Jackson and other Sony artists.

Jacko fans James Marks and James McCormick, from Daventry and Blackpool, owned up to stealing around 7,000 tracks from Sony's site, which included unreleased completed tracks and some half-done recordings from the late "King of Pop."

The men had also downloaded songs from JLS, Christina Aguilera and Britney Spears, so presumably the judge considered them to have suffered enough already, allowing their six-month jail terms to be suspended.

They've also been ordered to carry out 100 hours of community service, which they must complete while listening to nothing but Olly Murs on their MP3 players. [Telegraph]

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